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APRIL 2nd, 2022

 
WELCOME TO THE 10th ANNUAL 
ARK-LA-TEX Challenge
 
The Ark-La-Tex Challenge offers both novice and experienced cyclists a ride unlike many others. This ride will allow you to ride through three states in one ride. We offer four different distances to accommodate different cyclist levels. 35 miles into the 70-mile route you will arrive at 3 states and get to take a victory photo standing in Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana! Just the motivation you need halfway through! 
 
Route Lengths
 
70 Miles – Ark-La-Tex Challenge
52 Miles – Texas/Arkansas Loop
46 Miles – Arkansas/Texas Out and Back
22 Miles – Arkansas/ Texas Challenge out and back
0 Miles – Spirit Rider to support the cause
 
Note – This year we have CHANGED the Ark-La-Tex Challenge Route!!!! It will still be 70 miles and you will still go to 3 states and back. However, modifying this route will allow the rider to miss some of the several damaged back roads that have gotten worse over the years. A map will be posted soon!


Due to COVID-19, we will not be allowed in the school. Registration, Breakfast, and Lunch will take place in the Liberty-Eylau High School Parking Lot. We will not have a set time to launch. We will do a staggered self-start and ask all cyclists to be out on the course no later than 9:15 am. Restrooms will still be available

Registration Dates

Early Bird – Now until 02/28/2022

General Registration – 03/01/22 – 04/01/22

Online registration closes on 04/01/22 @1pm

Late Registration will be held 04/01/22 from 4-6 pm at Berridge Bikes 321 Texas Blvd, Texarkana, TX 7550 along with early packet pick-up.

NOTE: You can also register the morning of the event for $50. Registration opens at 7:30am.

 

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COVID-19 Precautions

  • We will be doing a staggered self-start. The course will be open by 9:00am and close by 3:00pm. We ask all riders be out on the course no later than 9:15am If you start the course prior to 9:00am please be aware there will not be rest-stops open until 9:00am
  • We will have pre-packaged grab and go breakfast available in the parking lot at Liberty-Eylau High School
  • All rest stops will only have sealed bottled drinks and individually packaged snacks. Rest stops will only have a couple volunteers and they will be wearing masks.
  • Sack lunch of a sandwich, chips, and cookie will be provided following your return back to Liberty-Eylau High School in a grab and go style to prevent congregating.
  • We are doing everything possible to keep this event safe and COVID-19 compliant. We ask you do your part as well!

Rest Stops

There will be four rest stops along the course routes. Each rest stop will be sponsored by a different local organization so the snacks and nourishment will differ from stop to stop. We will ensure each stop has plenty of cold water!
1st Stop – 237 Grocery – Sponsored by Texar FCU
2nd Stop – Macedonia Baptist Church – Sponsored by Haven Home Aktion Club (Kiwanis)
3rd Stop – 3 States Liquor – Sponsored by Tri-State Tour de Friends
4th Stop – Cass Baptist Church – Sponsored by Julie Berry and Friends!

Ark-La-Tex Challenge 70 mile Route

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First Aid is provided by Signature Care ER

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SAG support provided by The Home Depot

Sports drinks provided by Pepsi co.

Title Sponsor

Patterson Troike

Platinum Sponsors

Super Bingo
CHRISTUS St. Michael

Gold Sponsors

Terry & Deb Spivey

texar
Wisdom
Home Depot
Ledwell Office Solutions
Datacast
Gregg Orr

Silver Sponsors

BancorpSouth
BancorpSouth
BancorpSouth
Daines Insurance
Cooper Tires
Farmers Bank & Trust
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Express Pros

Wayne-Garrison Trust

Domtar
OFFENHAUSER
Coleman
Commercial National Bank

Bronze Sponsors

BancorpSouth
Crouch Roofing
Hamilton's Heat & Air
Flanagan Andrus
State Bank Sponsor

Other Sponsors

Red Carpet
JE Bonding